Textbook Selector

University Professors Press (UPP), as an academic press, publishes many books that can be used as primary or supplementary textbooks. Although UPP does have a humanistic textbook series, many of our other books have been developed with consideration of use in undergraduate or graduate courses in the social sciences. We have created this guide to help instructors and professors in considering University Professors Press books for your courses.

Introduction to Psychology, General Psychology Courses

Introduction to Therapy or Counseling, Basic Therapy Skills, Basic Counseling Skills

  • Bare: Psychotherapy Stripped by Jacqueline Simon Gunn and Carlo DeCarlo. This book features stories of Dr. Simon Gunn working with various clients. The book can be useful in generating discussions about the therapy process, including considering therapist reactions to clients, the therapy process, and therapist development. It can be an ideal supplementary textbook to help students see therapy in action and discuss important topics.

Multicultural Psychology Courses

  • Stay Awhile: Poetic Narratives on Multiculturalism and Diversity by Hoffman and Granger is a book of poetry developed with the intentions of facilitating cultural empathy and dialogues of multiculturalism. This can be a useful supplementary textbook to facilitate discussions. There is an appendix at the back of the book with numerous activities that can be used in class or in small groups.

Psychotherapy Ethics and Counseling Ethics Courses

Death and Dying Courses, Grief Therapy Courses

  • Capturing Shadows: Poetic Encounters Along the Path of Death and Loss by Hoffman and Moats can be a useful supplementary textbook in courses on death and dying, bereavement, and grief therapy. The book explores grief and loss through poetry with a number of exercises at the end of the book that are intended to facilitate discussions and the use of poetry to help with the grieving process.